A recent Wall Street Journal post comparison shows that while criminal defendant filings decreased in 2014, civil filings increased. The U.S. statistics on federal district court filings show an increase of 4%. Statistics also show that of the increase in 2014, products liability cases grew 20% at the federal level. Check out the full WSJ post at:
You can also see the full statistics published by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts at:
http://www.uscourts.gov/Statistics/JudicialBusiness/2014/us-district-courts.aspx (Details on District Courts)
DLG also recommends an article in the Insurance Journal that discusses a renewal of high punitive and compensatory jury awards in Products Liability cases and how a growing bias against corporations might foster a climate conducive to plaintiffs. Check out the full Insurance Journal article at:
With an increasing docket of products liability cases and a culture of anti-company sentiment, Defense Litigation Group’s highly trained investigators can help get you the information you need to defend against your products liability cases.